Kit Harington

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16 Jan, 2015
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Testament of Youth

Film Appearance

Harington plays Roland Leighton, Brittain’s fiancé, in this historic drama directed by James Kent. He shares a dream of being a writer with his friends and Vera Brittian. Roland Leighton enlists as war is declared and falls in love with Vera Brittian as he writes her poems and letters.

I studied Testament Of Youth in school and knew a lot about the First World War. I was immediately interested in the script, especially the war poetry. I then met with James Kent and Rosie Alison to read for the part. And Juliette Towhidi did a brilliant job writing the script. She has created an extremely moving and dreamlike piece. Everyone around Vera, including Roland, seems to be a snippet in Vera’s life, almost part of her imagination.

Testament Of Youth – Official UK Trailer

1 Jan, 2015
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GQ UK cover

Magazine Cover

Harington appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of GQ UK magazine. He talks about cutting his hair, Game of Thrones and movies.

I won’t name names and I won’t name films but I’ve sat through private screenings, nearly in tears. Hating it. Thinking: this is the end, everything’s over.

2 Aug, 2014
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Harington, Leslie dating again

1407008287_kit-harrington-gLeslie and Harington are back together according to a source:

They’ve been back on for about three months. That said, it’s casual right now and they’re having fun. They’re not moving in together or anything like that yet.

15 Jun, 2014
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The Children

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Children. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, and Stephen Dillane plays Stannis Baratheon, the leader of an army in the War of the Five Kings and a challenger to the Iron Throne of of Westeros. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch have repelled Mance’s attack, but their numbers are depleted and Mance’s 100,000-strong wildling army are camped against the northern side of the Wall of Westeros. Jon meets Mance under a flag of truce to parlay terms. Mance counters that he is aware the Night’s Watch cannot withstand another attack, and says that they will come to no harm if they surrender. He then realizes that Jon really intended to kill him. Before Mance can act, a war horn is sounded. Mance suspects Jon of creating a diversion while the Night’s Watch attack, but Jon states that they do not have the numbers. Columns of mounted knights charge the camp and catch the wildlings unaware. Their leader confronts Mance, who surrenders rather than risk more of his forces being killed. He is announced as Stannis Baratheon. He questions Jon about his presence in the wildling camp, and learns that Jon is the son of Lord Eddard Stark, who gave his life in Stannis’s service. Jon is able to intercede and Mance and the wildlings are left alive as captives. Fearing the White Walkers and their undead magic, The Night’s Watch burn the bodies of their dead. Jon carries the body of Ygritte, his wildling lover who died in the battle, north of the Wall, where he builds her a funeral pyre. He then returns to Castle Black.

8 Jun, 2014
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The Watchers on the Wall

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the ninth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Watchers on the Wall. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, and Jon’s former lover. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch prepare for the wildling army’s assault on the Wall of Westeros. The wildlings burn the forest north of the Wall as a signal to start the attack. Jon is forced to assume control of the forces atop the wall as they attempt to repel the enemy. He orders several men to defend the tunnel through the wall at all costs. Jon descends the Wall to join the hand-to-hand combat as wildings infiltrate the castle from the south. He battles a wildling leader, ultimately killing him but sustaining injuries of his own. Ygrette draws her bow but hesitates as she is about to kill Jon, and is shot herself before she can loose the arrow. As Jon cradles her, they reminisce about their love as she dies. With the attack repelled, Jon sees no option but to try a desperate measure – he will venture into the wildling camp under the pretense of parlaying terms, and kill Mance, sacrificing himself to save the Night’s Watch.

1 Jun, 2014
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The Mountain and the Viper

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the eighth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain and the Viper. At Castle Black, Jon and the other Night’s Watchmen discuss the impending attack on the Wall of Westeros by the wildling armies of King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder. Realizing that they are hopelessly outnumbered and that after Mance’s armies, the undead White Walkers will attack in turn, the Night’s Watchmen prepare for death and plan that the last of them will cremate the rest.

18 May, 2014
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Mockingbird

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the seventh episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Mockingbird. Jon and his ranging party return to Castle Black after crushing the Night’s Watch mutiny north of the Wall of Westeros. Jon warns the Night’s Watch leaders that King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s army will attack the tunnel through the Wall, and that it should be sealed, but he is overruled due to internal politics, and sent to keep watch at the top of the Wall.

8 May, 2014
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Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

6x1hozal8lcccclHarington appears on the cover of the first May 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He talks about the similarities between him and his Game of Thrones character Snow, future roles, and social media.

“I don’t do Twitter because I don’t want to talk about myself more than I already have to.

4 May, 2014
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First of His Name

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fifth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, First of His Name. Burn Gorman plays Karl, the leader of a band of Night’s Watch mutineers. North of the Wall of Westeros, Jon leads a Night’s Watch ranging party to stamp out the mutiny. He confronts Karl, who initially gains the upper hand due to his street-fighting ability. A wildling woman captured by the mutineers intervenes, and Jon is able to kill Karl. During the fighting Jon’s direwolf, Snow, is freed from captivity and kills the last Night’s Watch rebel. With the mutiny crushed, Jon is reunited with Snow.

27 Apr, 2014
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Oathkeeper

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fourth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Oathkeeper. Owen Teale plays Ser Alliser Thorne, the Master-at-Arms of the Night’s Watch. At Castle Black, Jon trains recruits in preparation for the impending attack by King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s wildling army. Suspecting that Jon will be chosen ahead of him when the Night’s Watch votes to appoint its new leader following the death of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, Ser Alliser agrees to a plan by Jon to range north of the Wall of Westeros and stamp out a mutiny by renegade Night’s Watchmen. In a plan to ensure Jon’s mission will be fatal, he says no men will be ordered to go. Jon makes an impassioned speech urging the Night’s Watchmen to avenge Jeor, and many of them volunteer to join him.

20 Apr, 2014
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Breaker of Chains

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Breaker of Chains. At Castle Black, a survivor from a massacre at a village warns the Night’s Watch that wildlings are raiding south of the Wall of Westeros. Two Night’s Watchmen who have escaped from the stronghold of a former ally north of the Wall reach the castle, alerting the Night’s Watch that their own men have begun a rebellion. Jon warns that they must range north and stamp out the mutiny, as he overstated the strength of their stretched defenses to King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and if Rayder reaches the mutineers he will learn the truth.

6 Apr, 2014
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Two Swords

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the first episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Two Swords. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Peter Vaughan plays Maester Aemon, the healer and cleric of Castle Black. Jon is put on trial on his return to the castle. He admits to killing the Night’s Watch ranger leader Qhorin Halfhand, but says this was on Qhorin’s own orders to allow Jon to infiltrate the wildling army. He states that he slept with a wildling woman, risking the death penalty for his admission, but shares information about the strength of King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s wildling forces that he was able to gain through his actions. As Jon leaves his fate to the Night’s Watch leaders, Maester Aemon informs him that he will not be killed this time.

9 Jun, 2013
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Mhysa

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Mhysa. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. After escaping the wildling war party on horseback, Jon stops to rest and tend his injuries. He is confronted by Ygritte, who has followed him. She accuses him of betraying her. Jon replies that he still has feelings for her but that he remains loyal to the Night’s Watch. As Jon rides away, Ygritte shoots him with three arrows, severely wounding him. Jon reaches Castle Black in a critical condition.

2 Jun, 2013
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The Rains of Castamere

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the ninth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Rains of Castamere. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young female warrior in the wildling army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. Kristofer Hivju plays Tormund Giantsbane, a veteran warrior who is Mance’s deputy. South of the Wall of Westeros, Jon and the wildling group led by Tormund are traveling towards Castle Black. They attack a farmstead, and Tormund orders Jon to kill the stablemaster. Jon is unable to kill the innocent man, and the wildlings realize that he remains loyal to the Night’s Watch. As Tormund restrains Ygrette, Jon is able to fight his way free and escape towards Castle Black.

12 May, 2013
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The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the seventh episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Bear and the Maiden Fair. After climbing the Wall of Westeros, Jon and the wildling party travel towards Castle Black to await the order from Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, to attack the Night’s Watch.

5 May, 2013
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The Climb

kit-harrington-the-climbHarington appears as Jon Snow in the sixth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Climb. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. As their forward party approaches the Wall of Westeros, Jon and Ygritte discuss the climb they are going to have to make. Ygritte reveals to Jon that she knows he is still loyal to the Night’s Watch, but says that they must be loyal to each other. While climbing, Ygritte dislodges part of the wall, leaving them dangling. A wildling above them cuts the safety rope to save the rest of the group. Jon is able to save himself and Ygritte, and they reach the top of the wall.

28 Apr, 2013
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Kissed by Fire

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fifth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Kissed by Fire. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. Jon is questioned by the wildlings forming an advance party that plan to scale the Wall of Westeros and attack the Night’s Watch stronghold Castle Black from the south. He overstates the strength of the castle’s defenses, saying it is manned by 1,000 men, when the real number is closer to 300. Ygritte leads Jon into a cave, and the two have sex.

14 Apr, 2013
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Walk of Punishment

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of season three of Game of Thrones, Walk of Punishment. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall who has united the wildling tribes north of the Wall of Westeros. Having gained Mance’s trust, Jon marches south with the wildling army towards the Wall. They come across the scene of a battle at a castle where Jon’s Night’s Watch ranging party had been encamped. There are no human corpses, and Mance tells Jon that his former Night’s Watch brothers have been transformed into reanimated corpses by the undead White Walkers. He orders Jon to join a forward party that will scale the Wall and attack the Night’s Watch from the south.

7 Apr, 2013
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Dark Wings, Dark Words

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, Dark Wings, Dark Words. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall who has united the wildling tribes north of the Wall of Westeros. Having gained the trust of Mance, Jon marches southward toward the Wall with the wildling army. Mance explains that his army is made up of many different groups who have many internal divisions. He says that they are united as they realise that if they remain north of the Wall, the undead creatures that are gathering there will kill them all.

31 Mar, 2013
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Valar Dohaeris

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the first episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Valar Dohaeris. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall who leads an army of wildlings north of the Wall of Westeros. After gaining the trust of the wildlings, Jon is brought into Mance’s tent. Mance questions him, and Jon is able to gain his trust by stating that he agrees that the humans must fight against the undead White Walker creatures, or face death.

3 Jun, 2012
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Valar Morghulis

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, Valar Morghulis. Simon Armstrong plays Qhorin Halfhand, the leader of a scouting party of Night’s Watch rangers. In the Frostfang mountains north of the Wall of Westeros, Qhorin and Jon are led as captives towards the army encampment of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. In a scheme to establish Jon inside Mance’s army as an informant for the Night’s Watch, Qhorin secretly instructs Jon that he must kill Qorin. He seizes a sword and attacks Jon. As they duel, he allows Jon to kill him. Having gained the trust of the wildlings, Jon is released from his restraints, and told that he will be taken to meet Mance.

20 May, 2012
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The Prince of Winterfell

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the eighth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Prince of Winterfell. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the wildling King-Beyond-the-Wall. Simon Taylor plays Qhorin Halfhand, the leader of a scouting party of Night’s Watch rangers north of the Wall of Westeros. In the Frostfang mountains, Ygritte brings the captured Jon to the leader of her wildling war party. He plans to kill Jon as they already have Qhorin, and don’t need two captives from the Night’s Watch. Ygritte points out that Jon is a member of the Stark noble family, and says Mance will want to personally decide his fate.

13 May, 2012
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A Man Without Honor

Harington appears as Jon Snow in episode seven of season two of Game of Thrones, A Man Without Honor. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. In the Frostfang mountains north of the Wall of Westeros, Jon and the captured Ygritte remain separated from the main scouting party of Night’s Watch rangers. Ygritte criticizes Jon for ignoring the common ancestry between himself and the wildlings, saying that they are both descended from the original Westerosi humans known as the First Men. She says that the only difference is that the wildlings happened to live north of the Wall when it was built to separate the Seven Kingdoms from the north of the continent. She makes fun of Jon’s apparent sexual repression, guessing that he is a virgin, and offers to teach him how to have sex. As he is distracted, Ygritte makes a run for freedom, leading Jon into a wildling ambush.

6 May, 2012
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The Old Gods and the New

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the sixth episode of season two of Game of Thrones, The Old Gods and the New. Simon Armstrong plays Qhorin Halfhand, the leader of a band of Night’s Watch rangers on a mission in the Frostfang mountains north of the Wall of Westeros. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a red-headed young female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. Qhoren’s rangers encounter a group of wildling scouts in the Skirling Pass through the Frostfangs, killing all of them in combat except Ygritte. Qhoren leaves Jon alone with Ygritte with orders to execute her as the rest of the party continue up the mountain. Jon hesitates, allowing Ygritte to escape, and then pursues her and takes her prisoner. Separated from the rest of the party, they realize that they will have to spend the night together in the mountains before searching for the party when daylight returns.

29 Apr, 2012
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The Ghost of Harrenhal

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fifth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Ghost of Harrenhal. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Simon Armstrong plays Qhorin Halfhand, a Night’s Watch elite ranger. Beyond the Wall of Westeros, Jeor leads the Night’s Watch ranging party north to the First of the First Men, an ancient ring fort commanding a hill. They rendezvous with a ranging party led by Qhorin. Qhorin says that the tribal army of wildlings led by Mance Rayder, a renegade Night’s Watchman who has become King-Beyond-the-Wall, are strengthening. He advises sending a small party of rangers ahead to neutralize Mance’s scouts in the Skirling Pass through the Frostfang Mountains. Jon joins Qhoren’s party as they venture ahead of the main group.

15 Apr, 2012
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What Is Dead May Never Die

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, What Is Dead May Never Die. James Cosmo plays the Night’s Watch Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont. Robert Pugh plays Craster, a ‘wildling’ human from north of the Wall of Westeros. At Craster’s fortified homestead, Craster has beaten Jon unconscious after Jon witnessed him leaving a baby boy in the snow, as an offering to the undead creatures that roam north of the Wall. Craster orders the Night’s Watch out of his keep due to Jon’s actions. Jeor questions Jon, who says that he saw a creature take the baby. Jon realizes that Jeor is aware of Craster’s human sacrifices, but that he will not intervene as Craster is a valuable source of information and shelter for the Night’s Watch. He is horrified by the revelation.

8 Apr, 2012
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The Night Lands

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the second episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The Night Lands. John Bradley-West plays his companion, the Night’s Watchman Samwell ‘Sam’ Tarly. North of the Wall of Westeros, the Night’s Watch shelter at the homestead of the tribal ‘wildling’ Craster. Samwell rescues one of Craster’s daughter-wives, Gilly, played by Hannah Murray, when Jon’s direwolf frightens her. Gilly asks Sam to help her escape, as she is worried by what Craster will do to her unborn child if it is a boy. Jon refuses to help, as Craster has warned the Night’s Watchmen not to interfere with his wives. At night, Jon notices Craster taking a baby boy into the woods. He follows, and sees Craster leave the baby in the snow, apparently as an offering to the undead White Walker creatures. Before Jon can intervene, Craster attacks him from behind, knocking him unconscious.

1 Apr, 2012
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The North Remembers

Harington appears in the first episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, The North Remembers. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Robert Pugh plays Craster, a tribal ‘wildling’ man north of the Wall of Westeros. The Night’s Watch camp overnight at Craster’s keep while ranging north outside the Seven Kingdoms. Jon is disgusted by Craster’s crude manner and the fact that he apparently commits multiple incest with his many daughters. He argues with Craster when Craster says that no matter the internal politics of Westeros, everyone from the south of the Wall is a ‘southerner’. Jeor reprimands Jon and tells him that while Craster is distasteful, without his aid many Night’s Watchmen would have died while ranging. He tells Jon that if Jon wants to lead, he must learn to follow.

19 Jun, 2011
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Fire and Blood

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Fire and Blood. James Cosmo plays Night’s Watch Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. John Bradley-West plays Jon’s companion, Samwell ‘Sam’ Tarly, and Mark Stanley and Josef Altyn play the Night’s Watchmen Grenn and Pyp. At Castle Black on the Wall of Westeros, Jon makes a decision to desert the Night’s Watch and travel south to join his half-brother, Robb Stark, in the war against the Lannisters. He is chased by other Night’s Watchmen and when one of them falls, he realizes it is Sam and returns to help him. Sam, Grenn and Pyp are able to convince Jon that if his father, Lord Eddard Stark, were still alive, he would not accept his desertion. Jon realizes that Robb also may not accept him as a deserter and that he potentially faces death and dishonor by leaving. Jeor decides to overlook Jon’s desertion as it was motivated by a desire to help his family and the traumatic news of his father’s death. He warns Jon that the war they are facing against the undead White Walkers is far more dangerous than the war between the Lannisters and Starks.

12 Jun, 2011
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Baelor

kit-harington-baelorHarington appears as Jon Snow in the ninth episode of Game of Thrones, Baelor. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Peter Vaughan plays Maester Aemon, Night’s Watch healer. At Castle Black on the Wall of Westeros, Jon is given a Valyrian steel sword for his courage in saving Jeor from an attack by an undead corpse. Jeor says that he has sent Ser Alliser Thorne to King’s Landing with the severed hand of the undead creature to prove to the king that the White Walkers exist. Jon considers deserting the Night’s Watch to join the army of his half-brother Robb Stark. Maester Aemon reveals that he is descended from the Targaryen royal family but that he remained a dedicated Night’s Watchman even though he had the chance to rule Westeros. He tells Jon that Jon must decide where his own duty lies.

5 Jun, 2011
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The Pointy End

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the eighth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, The Pointy End. John Bradley-West plays Samwell ‘Sam’ Tarly. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. At Castle Black on the Wall of Westeros, Jon is informed of the arrest of his father, Lord Eddard Stark, for treason. Jon and other members of the Night’s Watch find several bodies from a ranging party that had failed to return to the castle. Sam notes that they do not smell as if they are decomposing. Jon and Sam say the bodies should be burned, but are overruled. Later that night, one of the bodies comes to life as a reanimated corpse and attacks Mormont. Jon is unable to kill the undead creature with his sword but finally defeats it with fire from an oil lamp.

29 May, 2011
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The Wolf and the Lion

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the kit-harington-you-win-you-dieseventh episode of Game of Thrones, You Win or You Die. John Bradley-West plays Samwell ‘Sam’ Tarly. At the Wall of Westeros, Jon is frustrated to learn that he has been named the personal steward to the commander of the Night’s Watch. He had expected to be made a ranger due to his combat skills. Samwell informs him that while the choice may seem unfair, it is a chance for him to study leadership skills directly. Jon and Samwell head north of the Wall, out of the Seven Kingdoms, to take their oaths as men of the Night’s Watch in a sacred grove. As their vows are completed, Jon’s direwolf emerges from the woods carrying a severed hand.

8 May, 2011
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Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things. Samwell Tarly, played by John Bradley-West, arrives at the Wall of Westeros to join the Night’s Watch. He is immediately targeted by the other recruits for being overweight, unskilled at combat, and a self-admitted coward. Jon decides to protect Samwell although he is stunned that anyone would admit to being a coward. Samwell reveals that his father disinherited him due to his unmanly nature, and that he came to the wall to avoid being killed in a contrived hunting accident. Jon convinces the other recruits to avoid hurting Sam in training as he says that Sam is just like themselves – he came to the Wall as he had no place in the world.

1 May, 2011
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Lord Snow

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of Game of Thrones, Lord Snow. Peter Dinklage plays the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, the youngest son of the Lannister noble family. Owen Teale plays Ser Alliser Thorne, the master-of-arms at Castle Black. At the Wall of Westeros on the northern edge of the Seven Kingdoms, Ser Alliser pits Jon against other Night’s Watch recruits in training. Jon’s castle training allows him to easily defeat the others, however Ser Allyser remains unimpressed. After the training several recruits accost Jon and threaten to beat him, but Tyrion prevents this. Jon complains that they resent him for being better than them, but Tyrion informs him that while Jon was raised in a castle, they are mostly impoverished farm boys and peasants. Jon is informed that his younger half-brother, Bran Stark, is alive after an accident but has been left crippled. He decides that to survive at the Wall he must make allies. At training, instead of humiliating the recruits, he helps them improve.

24 Apr, 2011
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The Kingsroad

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the second episode of Game of Thrones, The Kingsroad. Sean Bean plays his father, Lord Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark. At Winterfell, Lord Eddard is preparing to leave for King’s Landing with the royal party and his two daughers, Arya and Sansa Stark. Jon leaves with Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, to head north to the Wall of Westeros where he intends to join the Night’s Watch. Ned tells Jon that although he is illegitimate, they share the same blood. As they travel north, Tyrion informs Jon that the Night’s Watch is not a noble band of warriors, but a group of criminals and unwanted sons.

17 Apr, 2011
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Winter is Coming

Harington appears as Jon Snow in the first episode of Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming. Sean Bean plays his father, Lord Eddard Stark. Jon accompanies his younger half-brother Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, to watch the execution by Lord Eddard of a deserter from the Night’s Watch. He praises Bran’s courage in being able to witness the act. Heading back to the Stark stronghold of Winterfell, the group encounter a dead direwolf by the road. They discover that it has five pups that are still alive, one for each of the trueborn Stark children. Jon convinces Lord Eddard to let the children raise them. He discovers a sixth pup, the smallest of the litter, and takes it for his own. At Winterfell, King Robert Baratheon arrives to name Lord Eddard the Hand of the King. As Lord Eddard’s illegitimate child, Jon is barred from attending the banquet with the royal party by Lady Catelyn Stark. He is comforted by Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, who relates the difficulties of being a dwarf with the difficulties of being illegitimate, and tells Jon that he must embrace who he is.

26 Dec, 1986
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Kit Harington born in London

Birth

Kit Harington 05Christopher Catesby Harington is born in London, the son of David Richard Harington and Deborah Jane, nee Catesby. At the age of 11, he moves to Worcester with his parents and brother, John Catesby Harington, who is two years older. He is named after Christopher Marlowe, but discovers his full name only at the age of 11. He attends Southfield Primary School, Chantry High School and Worcester Sixth Form College. His mother, a playwright, often takes the family to Royal Shakespeare Company productions in Stratford-Upon-Avon:

That’s probably where it started for me I guess, just getting to see lots of theater.

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